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March 6th 2003
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Proactive Computing: A Progress Report

David Tennenhouse
Vice President Corporate Technology Group,
Director of Research,
Intel Corporation

For almost 40 years, Computer Science has been dominated by J.C.R. Licklider's powerful vision of Interactive Computing. Although this "Human Centered" line of research has been tremendously productive, the interactive model will not scale as networked computers begin to outnumber people a hundred or thousand-fold.

Almost 2 years ago, Intel Research initiated work on Proactive Computing - working towards environments in which networked computers proactively anticipate our needs and, sometimes, take actions on our behalf. This presentation will present the elements of our research agenda and provide a progress report on the work in progress. I will also identify some of the "Larger than Intel" challenges that we hope others in the research community will take on.